New York Cat Festival (Film & Reception)

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival & PURRR invite you to join us for the 2024 New York Cat Film Festival. The evening begins at 4:30pm with a complimentary cocktail and Mimosa and a succulent Waffle Bar supplied by the Mountain Waffle Co. . And of course, the chance to learn about the amazing things PURRR does for cats in our community and even the possibility to meet the new feline love of your life! The films begin at 6pm.

The NY Cat Film Festival™ is an exploration through film of the fascinating felines who share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains.  Cats have their own unique and indescribable bond with people – even when living independently as community cats. For far too long, felines have been the “invisible” part of the human-animal bond and it’s time to shine the spotlight on these magnificent creatures and the humans devoted to them. A portion of every ticket at every destination goes to a local animal welfare non-profit, bringing community awareness and support for the needs of local kitties. 

6th Annual NY Cat Film Festival   [17 films, 102 min]

Cat Knows You  Act I  [1 min] directed by Michael Pickering
A cat’s thoughts as you’ve never experienced them before.

A Cat Called Rumi  [3 min] directed by Diana Rousseau
Falling in love with a feral cat

Seen at Last [3 min] directed by Kim Best (recipient of the 2022 NY Cat Film Festival Visionary Award)
This cat poses the question of whether others see you as you see yourself? If so, you are not alone.

Willow’s Tale [4 min] animation directed by Linda Malik
Animated by the neurodiverse artists of The Center for Learning Unlimited’s Brainstorm Productions, the story of a domesticated black cat who has wild daydreams.

Momcat [4 min] directed by Lisa Dodell
The filmmaker’s exploration of her mother’s connection with her cats.

Silent Paws [6 min] directed by Mutual Rescue  
Photography, music and the poetry of Gabriel Spera illuminating the enduring bonds between cats and their people, who mourn them.

TNR [6 min] directed by Amy Garvey
Highlighting the problem of the overpopulation of feral cats in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where people are trying Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) as one solution.

Cat Knows you Act II [1 min] directed by Michael Pickering
More wisdom from Cat.

Moose Gets a Bath [10 min] directed by Michael Lentz & Hailey Jansson
A small kitten is rescued from a vacant home in Baltimore, Maryland.

Insomnia [6 min] directed by Kim Best
A cat given to daytime napping is woefully misunderstood, but doggedly seeks a solution.

Josh & Scout [6 min] directed by Mutual Rescue 
After combat deployment in Iraq, Josh suffers from PTSD and severe depression – his unlikely savior is a rain-soaked stray kitten.

Shoot the Moon [2 min]  animated by William Rowe
Brothers Sam and Max can’t agree on anything, but when Max’s ambitions to fly to the moon in a cardboard box put them both in grave danger, it’s up to older brother Sam to get them home safely.

Catham County [17 min] Lacey Adair 
A documentary following three CAT rescue groups in Catham County,Georgia as they surmount the challenges of caring for their managed colonies.

Cat’s Eye Witness News [6 min] directed by MIchele Campbell
Feline news reporters Finny and Dazie report on the news, weather, and reviews of restaurants and movies. 

Purrrfect Intervention [9 min] directed by Juhi Sharma
Sarah’s friends think her love of cats has gone a little too far – so they decide to bring  in some outside help. Starring Kisha Peart.

The Cat Duet [2 min] directed by Lorelei De Armas & Julian Wood. Two friends enjoy singing Rossini’s Cat Duet.

Cat Knows You Act III [1 min] directed by Michael Pickering 
Ideas and sentiments from Cat that will surprise you.

Program is subject to change without notice.

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